“I’m not alone on purpose”
That’s what I tell people these days
But loneliness is the best outcome
I can’t hurt others
Without hurting myself
Better stay away from me
“I’m a shade-loving plant.”
Stay away from this carcinogenic body
I like my dark green corners
Or hope for a morning that isn’t too bright
For my Eyes
I admire my darkness
Fondness grows in the shade
Coolness of Blue solitude
My words might betray me from time-to-time
And I’m unreliable from time-to-time
I have a voice that says unspoken things
Chaos soothes my soul
I’m clearing a path
And you might understand it
But they will never fall exactly the way I meant them
Not in Love
Not in Loneliness
Just like a carousel
Encircling the snake
Facing the other way from the sun.
© A.R. Minhas 2017
I always love reading your poetry; it’s just so elegant and always contains a complicated level of emotions and thought. I also absolutely love the title of this piece and the way it ties together the whole poem. Well done. 🙂
P.S. I’m also in love with your artwork. ^.^ They’re wonderfully psychedelic pieces and always accompany your poetry perfectly.
Wow! Thank you so much for that. I really appreciate your comments and honestly that’s the only thing keeping me going. I really try to post as often as I possibly can but it takes sometime writing, and then making the artwork. I definitely want to connect with people, and if my writing makes you feel and/or think then my work here is done. Thank you once again! 😃
Fantastic, AR. How’s it going?
It’s going good, Emily. I’m definitely feeling much better now. How about yourself?
Beautiful and I so understand!
Thank you so much! 😃
Good work. I’m pleased to have found your site.
Thank you! 😃
I love this POV and the way you spell it out. “I ReSemple these remarks!” Thanx for this, g.r.
Thank you 🙂
The poem is so generously open like causally leaning back and listening to a good friend just speak authentically. I think we all have to love our darkness a little for it to work as a cohabitant.
Thank you so much for that comment. I’m trying to be more open and direct in my poetry and I’m glad that you felt it too! 🙂
A.R. and it shows! You have a wonderful way of delivery as well. It’s not easy writing vulnerable stuff and I personally thought people were just being nice when they liked something I wrote. But I got to a point that I wrote more bold and naked, which means, here I am take it or leave it I am still going to write the MF poem LOL.
Absolutely, you have to be uncompromising sometimes when it comes to art. I really wanted to thank you for your comments as well, it definitely encourages me to do better. 🙂